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Superconductivity Flash Mob
April 26, 2011 12:02 PM   Subscribe

Aw, a science flash mob. [SLYT]
posted by wpenman (20 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
You can't eat just one.
posted by oddman at 12:10 PM on April 26, 2011


who knew? not that science nerds can do flash mobs, but all that stuff about superconductivity? very cool.
posted by msconduct at 12:21 PM on April 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


Cmon! Hit em with a magnetic field!
posted by nat at 12:27 PM on April 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


I don't understand. Is that the Higgs-Boson or not?
posted by Navelgazer at 12:53 PM on April 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


Great you guys, now flash mob yourselves over here to the lab, these thousand empty pipette tip boxes won't fill themselves.
posted by monocyte at 2:21 PM on April 26, 2011 [2 favorites]


A million lame flash mobs on the web and still there's not one involving the African Anteater Ritual.
posted by joshuajcohen at 2:44 PM on April 26, 2011


The best part is the related videos. Somehow this synched with an ancient network of crystal pyramids that regulated the weather... among other craziness.
posted by kzin602 at 3:02 PM on April 26, 2011


The republicans in Michigan have taken Flash Mobs off the endangered species list, we now have an open season that runs from the minute you get close to them until they have all run screaming from your display of firearms. We're not allowed to actually shot them, but we are allowed brandish weapons to scare them shitless!

This is the only republican legislation I've been able to get behind...
posted by tomswift at 3:43 PM on April 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


I looked in my science manual and it says there should be more boy electrons.
posted by chairface at 4:41 PM on April 26, 2011


I forget.. flash mobs are terrorism, right?
posted by tehloki at 6:10 PM on April 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


I can only run an HTML 5 mob on my iPad.
posted by Obscure Reference at 6:29 PM on April 26, 2011


I've been trying to decide if I could have had more typos in that comment I made...the answer is, evidently, no, I couldn't.
posted by tomswift at 7:51 PM on April 26, 2011


For the first few minutes I was very distracted by how naggingly familiar the space they were in was, until I placed it. Right, I worked one floor down from there for eight years.

I dunno, as flash mobs go, that one seemed pretty good to me. Good use of the space, educational, pretty... what's not to like?
posted by hades at 12:17 AM on April 27, 2011


Oh wonderful, a mob of slightly overweight people with shirts that are slightly too small so that when they lift their arms to do awkward and ungraceful choreography we can see their ghostly white tummy skin and spare tire flab which has seen only the cold fluorescent light of the lab for too many years.
posted by ReeMonster at 9:36 AM on April 27, 2011


Oh wonderful, a mob of slightly overweight people with shirts that are slightly too small so that when they lift their arms to do awkward and ungraceful choreography we can see their ghostly white tummy skin and spare tire flab which has seen only the cold fluorescent light of the lab for too many years.

posted by ReeMonster at 9:36 AM on April 27 [+] [!] [quote]


Morning, sunshine!

I thought this was fun and educational.
posted by en forme de poire at 10:35 AM on April 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


we can see their ghostly white tummy skin and spare tire flab which has seen only the cold fluorescent light of the lab for too many years.

Given that this is happening in Seattle and about a third of the participants are professional dancers, I'm going to go out on a limb and say the ghostly white skin is less because they're windowless-lab-dwellers and more because we haven't seen the sun up here in the last nine months (which isn't all that unusual, really) and we don't tend to be tanning folks, generally speaking. As for weight, well, maybe it's because I'm a moss-covered, fishbelly-white fattie myself, but they looked fine to me.
posted by hades at 1:35 PM on April 27, 2011


On closer inspection, I count exactly two exposed midriffs in the entire video (not counting one brief flash of the small of someone's back), accounting for under 18 seconds of screen time, or around 6% of the running length. And that's what you focus on? What the hell?
posted by hades at 4:02 PM on April 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


hades: You've been here since '01, you should know by now that people love to threadshit based on what they think the link is and not what it actually goes to.
posted by flatluigi at 10:01 AM on April 28, 2011


And yet, oddly, I still don't think it's ok. Weird.
posted by hades at 1:05 PM on April 28, 2011


Me neither! Let's be friends.
posted by flatluigi at 5:46 PM on April 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


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